Rheological Measurements: Oscillatory, Rotational, and Pressure flows

  • Gérard Marin
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSE, volume 302)


Polymer processing involves complex flows in which the material is submitted to shear and elongational deformations. The rheological behaviour of polymers is (i) time-dependent (i.e the fluid “remembers” what happened to it before) and (ii) highly non-linear (i.e dependent on the amplitude of the deformation) at large strains. So basic rheological measurements have to be carried out in simple flow geometries if one wishes to define precisely the relationship between the structure (chemical structure, molecular weight...) and the rheological behaviour (hence the processability) of the material.


Shear Rate Wall Shear Stress Couette Flow Normal Stress Difference Wall Shear Rate 
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Some recent basic books about rheological measurement

  1. 1.
    Barnes, H.A., Hutton, J.J. and Walters, K. (1989) An introduction to Rheology , Elsevier, New York.zbMATHGoogle Scholar
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    Collyer, A.A and Clegg, D.W (1988) Rheological measurement, Elsevier, London and New York.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Dealy, J.F and Wissburn, K.F. ( 1990) Melt rheology and its role in plastics processing , Nostrand Reinhold, New York.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gérard Marin
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  1. 1.Laboratoire de Physique des Matériaux IndustrielsUniversité de Pau et des Pays de l’ AdourPauFrance

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